The Trans-Canada Highway at the Cambie-Solsqua intersection is closed due to an early morning accident between Sicamous and Revelstoke. -Image credit: Drive BC Photo

Trans-Canada Highway now open

Highway 1 is now open following an early morning collision

UPDATE: 4:45 p.m.

Highway 1 is now open between Sicamous and Revelstoke following a five-vehicle collision Tuesday morning.

DriveBC is warning motorists to expect delays in the area.


UPDATE: 1 p.m.

Westbound commercial vehicle traffic is now being held in Golden following a five-vehicle collision on Highway 1 west of Revelstoke.

Drive BC reports commercial vehicle storage in Revelstoke has reached maximum capacity as the highway remains closed for vehicle recovery related to the collision.

It is estimated the highway won’t reopen until at least 3 p.m.

Revelstoke RCMP say the collision occurred sometime before 1 a.m. on Tuesday, March 7, when police, firefighters and BC Ambulance Service crews responded to the five-vehicle collision approximately one kilometre west of Revelstoke on Highway 1.

Revelstoke Staff Sgt. Kurt Grabinsky reports officers with the Trans-Canada East Traffic Services and their collision analyst were at the collision scene for eight hours investigating its cause.

“Preliminary indications are that a westbound tractor trailer unit, driven by a 50-year-old female, collided with an eastbound tractor-trailer unit driven by a 60-year-old male,” said Grabinsky. “Subsequently, two additional tractor-trailer units and a passenger vehicle crashed, creating a five vehicle pile-up.”

Grabinsky said three people received non-life threatening injuries in the crash, and were transported to hospital in Revelstoke. He said the highway, at the time of the crash, was in winter driving condition, with icy sections topped with light snow.

“As a result of the various collisions, there is scattered debris on the highway,” said Grabinsky. “The materials were all determined to be dry goods and there is no suspected harm to the public or the environment.”


Drive BC reports the Trans-Canada Highway is closed in both directions between Revelstoke and Sicamous because of an early morning vehicle incident.

No no detour is available while investigation into the accident continues.

Drive BC will provide a further update at 9 a.m.

Just Posted

Lake Country celebrates clean water project completion

New raw water reservoir site means safe drinking water for residents

Multiple crashes slow traffic on Coquihalla south of Kamloops

Drivers are expected to be stuck for up to 90 minutes

Trial dates set for three men accused of 2017 killing near Hope

Lawyers for the accused appeared in Kelowna at B.C. Supreme Court on Monday

AquaHacking Challenge comes to Okanagan to help address water issues

Between 2015 and 2018, the program has resulted in 12 active startups with 75 per cent still active

Black smoke billowing from rustic camping trailer

A recreational camping vehicle has caught on fire in a treed area, more information to come

Okanagan hip hop artist NØX drops new single

Local talent also releases Okanagan-inspired video

Four-year-old boy assaulted at B.C. soccer game

It happened at a weekend tournament in Ashcroft

Memorials set up to honour Antarctica explorer

In 1913, two memorials in Summerland honoured Naval Officer Robert Scott

Mudslides expected to keep Shuswap road closed for at least three days

Alternate route Celista-Blueberry Forest Service Road, accessible by four-by-four vehicles

Top B.C. court upholds ruling that struck down indefinite solitary confinement

Feds had appealed ruling in case brought by B.C. Civil Liberties Association, John Howard Society

Trial dates set for three men accused of 2017 killing near Hope

Lawyers for the accused appeared in Kelowna at B.C. Supreme Court on Monday

Biker airlifted from Okanagan mountain resort

22-year-old injured at SilverStar Mountain Resort

Heroism medal for B.C. woman who tried to save wheelchair-bound man stuck on rail tracks

Julie Callaghan awarded Carnegie Medal from U.S.-based foundation for ‘extraordinary heroism’

Surrey RCMP raises Pride flag amid din of protesters

There were about 30 protesters on either side, and 20 Mounties doing crowd control

Most Read